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2019-05-30 13:17 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.6 million to reimburse the town of Leland in Brunswick County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 26, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 21, 2018.

2019-05-28 16:02 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $6.1 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 7, 2018, the county hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the county. The approved funds cover work completed through April 17, 2019.

2019-05-24 13:26 - News Release

Hurricane Season Begins in One Week DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins June 1. Taking steps now to prepare your family, home and business can make a big difference: • Create an emergency communication plan with your family. This plan spells out how everyone will contact each other, where to go and how to get back together. • Build an emergency kit. Keep it ready at home, at work and in the car.

2019-05-24 13:17 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Robeson County residents and local governments have been approved for about $50.3 million in state and federal funds.

2019-05-23 14:41 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.6 million to reimburse the town of North Topsail Beach in Onslow County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 18, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 19, 2018.

2019-05-23 12:02 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Johnston County has been approved for nearly $1.6 million in state and federal assistance:

2019-05-23 11:59 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Pitt County residents and local governments have been approved for more than $2.3 million in state and federal funds:

2019-05-21 14:17 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.8 million to reimburse the Town of Emerald Isle in Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 21, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 18, 2018.

2019-05-17 16:35 - News Release

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins in two weeks. Homeowners, renters and business owners should consider purchasing flood insurance now. It takes 30 days from the date of purchase for a National Flood Insurance Program policy to take effect. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and often does not result in a federal disaster declaration where FEMA offers help. More than 20 percent of flood claims come from areas outside high-risk flood zones.

2019-05-16 18:30 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Carteret County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $131.3 million in state and federal funds: • More than $7.9 million in state and federal grants have gone to 2,416 homeowners and renters. • As of March 26, 2,451 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $61.4 million in claims have been paid to date.